ROBBED! MAN CITY 3-1 MANCHESTER UNITED! GOLDBRIDGE Reaction

The United Stand
3 Mar 202433:45

Summary

TLDRThis video script is a passionate and heated post-match reaction to the Manchester Derby between Manchester United and Manchester City. The speaker vehemently argues that United were robbed by poor refereeing decisions, contending that two of City's goals should have been disallowed due to fouls. However, he also acknowledges that United's attacking players, apart from the first 20 minutes, were largely ineffective and failed to create chances. While critical of the officials, the speaker emphasizes that United's inability to have all 11 players perform at a high level was the primary reason for their defeat against the superior City side.

Takeaways

  • 😡 The speaker is extremely frustrated with the refereeing decisions, believing Manchester United were 'robbed' of points due to inconsistent calls against them.
  • 👎 He strongly criticizes the decisions not to award a penalty for a foul on Rashford and the decision to allow Edison's challenge on Garnacho to stand, feeling the rules were not applied fairly.
  • ⚽ Despite conceding defeat, he felt Manchester United's tactics and defensive organization were good for large parts of the match.
  • 👍 He praises the performances of Varane, Dalot, Evans, Casemiro, and Antony, believing they put in strong individual showings worthy of at least a 7/10 rating.
  • 👎 However, he is highly critical of the attacking players like Rashford, Garnacho, Fernandes, and McTominay, feeling they were largely ineffective after the first 20 minutes and squandered chances.
  • 🤷‍♂️ He expresses confusion at Rashford's inability to consistently perform at a high level, despite scoring a good goal early on.
  • ✋ He defends Ten Hag's tactics and team selection, believing the manager's hands were tied due to injuries and lack of squad depth.
  • 😤 He is particularly angry at Amrabat's mistake leading to the third goal, feeling it undid the hard work of the defensive unit.
  • 🔀 He believes Manchester United's main issue is the inability of the front four to retain possession and create chances consistently, putting immense pressure on the rest of the team.
  • ➡️ He feels the upcoming games against teams like Everton and Brentford will be more indicative of Ten Hag's future, rather than the loss against the superior Manchester City side.

Q & A

  • What was the final score of the Manchester Derby?

    -The final score was 3-1 in favor of Manchester City.

  • Did the speaker believe that Manchester United was robbed of a potential result?

    -Yes, the speaker strongly felt that Manchester United was robbed due to some refereeing decisions, specifically not giving a foul on Rashford's challenge and the challenge on Gakho by Ederson.

  • How did the speaker rate the performance of individual Manchester United players?

    -The speaker rated the performances of players like Varane, Dalot, Evans, Casemiro, and Maguire positively, giving them ratings between 6.5 and 7 out of 10. However, he was critical of the performances of players like McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, Gakho, Rashford, Antony, and Amrabat, giving them lower ratings.

  • What did the speaker think about Erik ten Hag's tactics and selection?

    -The speaker felt that ten Hag got his tactics and selection right, and there wasn't much else he could have done given the players available. He gave ten Hag a rating of 5 out of 10, mainly criticizing the lack of cohesion and poor ball retention from the front four players.

  • How did the speaker assess Manchester United's overall performance?

    -While acknowledging that Manchester City is a superior team, the speaker felt that Manchester United's performance was let down by the lack of consistent effort from all 11 players. He believed that for United to win such games, every player needed to put in at least a 7 out of 10 performance, which didn't happen.

  • What was the speaker's opinion on the refereeing decisions?

    -The speaker strongly disagreed with two key refereeing decisions - not giving a foul on Rashford's challenge and not considering Ederson's challenge on Gakho as a penalty. He felt these decisions were inconsistent with the usual standards of refereeing.

  • How did the speaker assess Manchester United's attacking prowess?

    -The speaker was critical of Manchester United's attacking play, stating that after the first 20 minutes, they failed to create decent chances or construct effective counter-attacks. He blamed the front four players for their inability to retain possession and lack of cohesion.

  • What did the speaker think about Amrabat's performance after coming on as a substitute?

    -The speaker was highly critical of Amrabat's performance, giving him a rating of 3 out of 10. He felt that Amrabat's mistake led to Manchester City's third goal and that he should have simply cleared the ball away instead of trying to control it in a dangerous area.

  • How did the speaker view Manchester United's chances in upcoming games?

    -The speaker acknowledged that with Rashford's potential return and the absence of key players for Manchester City, the upcoming games against Everton and Brentford would be crucial for Manchester United. He suggested that ten Hag's job could be in jeopardy if United fails to win such games.

  • What was the overall tone and sentiment of the speaker regarding the match?

    -The overall tone of the speaker was one of frustration and disappointment, but also a sense of pragmatism. While critical of certain aspects of Manchester United's performance and the refereeing decisions, he acknowledged the quality of Manchester City and the limitations of the current Manchester United squad.

Outlines

00:00

🤯 Refereeing Decisions and United's Struggles

The speaker expresses frustration over what he perceives as poor refereeing decisions that went against Manchester United in their derby match against Manchester City. He argues that a foul on Rashford and a potential penalty on Gacho were incorrectly not given. The speaker also criticizes the inconsistent application of rules by the officials. Beyond the refereeing decisions, he acknowledges that United's attacking players underperformed, particularly in the second half, failing to create chances and giving the ball away too easily.

05:00

🔍 Dissecting United's Performance

The speaker delves deeper into analyzing Manchester United's performance against Manchester City. He highlights the inability of key attackers like Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, and Jadon Sancho to maintain possession and create meaningful chances after the first 20 minutes. The midfield, particularly Scott McTominay, also struggled. The speaker praises the defensive organization and efforts but laments the lack of threat from the front four, which led to the team's downfall despite their defensive resilience.

10:01

🧐 Attacking Woes and Missed Opportunities

The speaker continues to dissect Manchester United's attacking deficiencies in the match against Manchester City. He points out that Chelsea, in a previous draw against City, defended well but also posed a threat on the break and created chances. United, on the other hand, failed to capitalize on their early opportunities and struggled to maintain pressure after the 20th minute. The speaker emphasizes that United's front four consistently give the ball away too easily, relieving pressure on the midfield and defense, and hindering their chances of getting results in important matches.

15:03

⚖️ Debating the Refereeing Decisions

The speaker doubles down on his stance regarding the controversial refereeing decisions in the match. He strongly believes that the challenges on Rashford and Gacho were fouls and should have resulted in a free kick and a penalty, respectively. He dissects the incidents frame by frame, arguing that the officials' interpretation of the rules was inconsistent and unfair. The speaker also highlights the lack of a consistent application of rules across different matches involving Manchester United and other teams.

20:04

🎯 Player Ratings and Ten Hag's Tactics

The speaker provides detailed player ratings for the Manchester United squad, evaluating their individual performances. He praises the efforts of players like Raphael Varane, Diogo Dalot, and Casemiro, while criticizing the underwhelming displays from the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, and Jadon Sancho. The speaker also defends Erik ten Hag's tactics, suggesting that the manager's approach was reasonable given the opposition and the available personnel. However, he acknowledges that the failure of the front four to maintain possession and create chances ultimately let the team down.

25:07

📊 Ten Hag's Predicament and Future Prospects

The speaker assesses Erik ten Hag's performance and the challenges he faces as the Manchester United manager. While acknowledging that Ten Hag's job could be in jeopardy, the speaker argues that the loss against Manchester City should not be the sole factor in evaluating the manager's future. Instead, he believes that Ten Hag's fate will be determined by United's performances in more winnable fixtures against teams like Everton and Brentford. The speaker highlights the limitations of United's squad depth, particularly in the attacking positions, as a mitigating factor for Ten Hag's struggles.

30:07

🔴 Final Thoughts and Moving Forward

In the final paragraph, the speaker reiterates his assessment of the match, emphasizing the need for Manchester United's attacking players to improve their decision-making and ball retention. He acknowledges the frustration of the result but maintains that Erik ten Hag's tactics were reasonable given the circumstances. The speaker encourages fans to move on from the loss and focus on upcoming matches, where United's performances will be crucial in determining Ten Hag's future at the club.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡Robbery

The concept of 'robbery' is frequently mentioned in the video script, where the speaker feels that Manchester United were unfairly treated by the officials' decisions during the match against Manchester City. He believes that certain goals scored by Manchester City should have been disallowed, or that Manchester United should have been awarded penalties, suggesting that they were 'robbed' of a potential result. This idea of being 'robbed' implies a sense of injustice and unfair treatment, which the speaker passionately argues against.

💡Officiating

Officiating refers to the actions and decisions made by the match officials, such as the referee and assistant referees, during the game. The speaker heavily criticizes the officiating in the match, claiming that the officials were inconsistent in their decisions and that their calls favored Manchester City. He cites specific incidents, such as the potential foul on Rashford and the challenge on Garnacho, where he believes the officials made incorrect or biased decisions. The quality of officiating is a central point of contention for the speaker.

💡Tactics

Tactics refer to the strategic approach and game plan employed by the manager or coaching staff. The speaker defends Erik ten Hag's tactics in the match, stating that he got his tactics 'absolutely spot on' and that there was nothing else he could have done differently given the available players. The speaker suggests that the team's tactics were well-organized and compact, particularly in the first 20 minutes, and that the issues lay more with individual player performances rather than the overall tactical setup.

💡Performances

The speaker frequently evaluates and critiques the individual performances of Manchester United's players throughout the video script. He provides player ratings, highlighting those who performed well, such as Varane and Dalot, and those who struggled, like Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes, and McTominay. The speaker emphasizes that for Manchester United to have a chance of winning against a team like Manchester City, every player needed to perform at a high level, which did not happen in this case.

💡Camaraderie

The speaker acknowledges and praises the camaraderie and unity displayed by the Manchester United players during the match. Despite the disappointing result, he notes that there was a sense of togetherness and collective effort within the team, which he sees as an improvement and a positive aspect to take away from the game. The concept of camaraderie refers to the mutual trust, friendship, and collective spirit among the players, which the speaker perceives as important.

💡Possession

Possession refers to the control and retention of the ball during the match. The speaker acknowledges that Manchester City, being a superior team, had a significant amount of possession throughout the game. However, he argues that this was expected and part of Manchester United's tactical approach to defend compactly and break on the counter-attack. The speaker suggests that Manchester United's issues did not stem from their lack of possession but rather from their inability to create chances and retain the ball in the final third during the periods when they did have possession.

💡Bench

The bench refers to the substitute players available to the manager during the match. The speaker expresses frustration with the lack of quality options on Manchester United's bench, stating that the substitutes brought on, such as Amrabat and Antony, offered 'absolutely nothing' and did not improve the team's performance. He acknowledges that injuries and a lack of depth in certain positions have limited the manager's choices from the bench, contributing to the team's struggles in the later stages of the game.

💡Commitment

Commitment refers to the dedication, effort, and willingness to give one's all for the team and the cause. The speaker addresses Rashford's recent interview, where he stated that people should not question his commitment. While acknowledging Rashford's goal and moments of brilliance, the speaker suggests that it is not Rashford's commitment that is being questioned, but rather the consistency and quality of his performances. The speaker implies that commitment alone is not enough; it must be backed up by strong on-field performances from players like Rashford.

💡Responsibility

The concept of responsibility is highlighted when the speaker discusses the need for individual players to take responsibility for their performances. He suggests that despite the contentious refereeing decisions and officiating, the Manchester United players must also take responsibility for their inability to create chances and retain possession, particularly in the final third. The speaker implies that each player has a responsibility to perform at a high level and contribute to the team's efforts, rather than solely blaming external factors like officiating.

💡Frustration

Frustration is a sentiment that is palpable throughout the video script. The speaker expresses frustration with various aspects of the game, such as the officiating decisions, the individual player performances, the lack of quality options on the bench, and the team's inability to capitalize on opportunities. This frustration stems from the high expectations and standards associated with a club like Manchester United, as well as the speaker's passion for the team and desire for better results. The repeated use of words like 'frustrating' and 'frustrated' underscores this emotion.

Highlights

I think they were robbed I'll explain why for you I know some people don't agree with me but I'm I'm not changing my mind and I've actually took a couple of minutes on purpose to watch them back and see if the red tented glasses need removing

I thought two of man City's goals were totally preventable by officials who just seem to be so inconsistent and it's the second Manchester d in a row where I think a ridiculous decision is done is over hiling on rodri at Old Trafford never seen a penalty given like it before, never seen one since and then today

he gives a foul on Delo for the same thing that happens to rashford whether it's soft or not, whether Gary Neville thinks it's a foul or not they always get given when you're outside the box and somebody pulls you back you take a tumble it's a foul it should have been given it wasn't given, they go up the other end and they score

as for the Edison one I've want at no point am I going to be changing my mind on this because I keep watching it, I keep watching it and all I see is and watch it back all I see is Edison out of control off the ground two feet wide open stood up gets the ball and then cleans out gono you do that in the center circle the crowd would go crazy, and it' get it be a red card

all people are saying to me is it's a good tackle he gets the ball it's a good tackle and I'm like look watch it back if you think that we don't get that's not a foul and we don't get yellow cards and red cards for that I don't know where I've been for the last six years it's the last man tackle he gets the ball but he's out of control his legs are like a pair of scissors he wraps them around the player afterwards he cleans him out his studs are up I I think it's a penalty

I said before the game for Manchester United to win this game every player has to play a seven out of 10 you know you're up against the best team in the world at their place in a derby if you want to win this game every player has got to put in at least a seven out of 10

in that season with Rio and vidit and Ronaldo and Rooney and TZ and Carrick, and gigs and skulls and vesar in that season at Old Trafford in the February, we lost 2-1 to Manchester City who had the greats of Richard dun diet Haman and vasel and benjani scored so you know, it's not impossible to go and get a result in a Manchester Derby away from home and we've done it in the past but what H what has to happen what has to happen is you have to have 11 players that play well

I actually think that I I predicted 2-0 to Man City it finished 3-1 so I predicted it right I I thought Man City would be two goals better than us we've not been stuffed five or six nil which I don't think was ever going to happen some people predicted that I don't think it was ever going to happen, um we've we've lost 3-1 2- nil whatever you want to call it

but absolutely categorically you've got to call out some individual players because when we do the player ratings not everybody got a seven out of 10 and if you go into a derby and you can look in the mirror and you've not given a seven out of 10 then you're responsible

I thought ten hog got his tactics absolutely spot on absolutely spot on we are up against a team that has got no injuries that can keep the ball all game, and that was always going to happen we needed to be compact we needed to be organized and we needed to break well

and in the first 20 minutes we could have been two or 3-0 up rashford scores a brilliant goal one-on-one he should have done better and then on the back post he should have done better for 20 minutes it was fine they were having a lot of the ball we were well organized we were breaking well and from 20 minutes it stopped the defense carried on doing its job the Midfield can carried on being compact Scott mctom disappeared for the whole game Bruno Fernandez became the Bruno Fernandez of the last month where he just can't string a pass together gacho and rashford faded out of the game we I don't think we constructed a decent Breakaway attack after the 20th minute, and that's why we've lost the game

because despite what I thought was some ridiculously inconsistently incompetent officiating and a Absolut you know am rat's done you know I was willing to give him a chance I mean that that's just I don't know what to say and Anthony as well that that that that those those two Off the Bench I mean look you've got to make substitutes you have but [ __ ] hell you know 3121 makes no difference but 3-1 makes it look a lot more convincing than it really was 2-1 would have been the right score I think based on you know the referees of Pratt but 3-1 you know all the hard work of the Defenders and the Midfield out the window because amrabat is [ __ ] useless I mean why does he not just boot the kick the ball away

but um no amongst all all of it I think the most important thing that that I would say is that there are look there's not there's not one five there's not one size that fits all here man city are a fantastically good footballing side we already know this um I've not seen a team go to chel uh Man City in a long time and you know even make them look partially uncomfortable with possession so I'm not really bothered about that I would have done exactly the same tactics that ten hog did and I thought it were well for 20 minutes but lo and behold again United's big problem is we can't get 11 players to play well at the same time um they absolutely let us down in the front four positions

and look I like gacho rashford scored a good goal I like Bruno but it's not acceptable it's the performance is so bad and mctom was really bad but we had to play him because you know set pieces we knew were going to be important but the problem is it's like I almost just think I wish we were playing Everton tomorrow because there's nothing you can do like there isn't anything you can do I look at the bench you've got um the young Defender you've got Cala you've got forson you've got Ahmad you've got Kia and then you've got Anthony and amrabat who get brought on and they're [ __ ] [ __ ] so I'm like it's so frustrating

and I actually saw somebody say you know well it's not acceptable I know we've got injuries but it's not acceptable we should be doing better than that and I'm like but how how are we going to do any better than that like look at the bench you're talking like oh you know we shouldn't pick momy and Bruno because we should be picking Mount and Erikson Erikson's been rubbish for for weeks mount's not fit we've got no Strikers we've got no left back

Transcripts

00:00

everybody Welcome to to lose the

00:01

Manchester Derby 31 and look that's a

00:04

really tough one to take um I do think

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they were robbed I'll explain why for

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you I know some people don't agree with

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me but I'm I'm not changing my mind and

00:13

I've actually took a couple of minutes

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on purpose to watch them back and see if

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the red tented glasses need removing um

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but before I talk about why we were

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robbed and I thought two of man City's

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goals were totally preventable by

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officials who just seem to be so

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inconsistent and it's the second

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Manchester d in a row where I think a

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ridiculous decision is done is over

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hiling on rodri at Old Trafford never

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seen a penalty given like it before

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never seen one since and then today um

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even in the last minutes he gives a foul

00:43

on Delo for the same thing that happens

00:45

to rashford whether it's soft or not

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whether Gary Neville thinks it's a foul

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or not they always get given when you're

00:51

outside the box and somebody pulls you

00:53

back you take a tumble it's a foul it

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should have been given it wasn't given

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they go up the other end and they score

01:00

and as for the Edison one I've want at

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no point am I going to be changing my

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mind on this because I keep watching it

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I keep watching it and all I see is and

01:12

watch it back all I see is Edison out of

01:15

control off the ground two feet wide

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open stood up gets the ball and then

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cleans out gono you do that in the

01:24

center circle the crowd would go crazy

01:27

and it' get it be a red card and all

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people are saying to me is it's a good

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tackle he gets the ball it's a good

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tackle and I'm

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like look watch it back if you think

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that we don't get that's not a foul and

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we don't get yellow cards and red cards

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for that I don't know where I've been

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for the last six years it's the last man

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tackle he gets the ball but he's out of

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control his legs are like a pair of

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scissors he wraps them around the player

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afterwards he cleans him out his studs

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are up I I think it's a penalty I do I

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just don't think they've got the balls

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to give that in the modern game and I'd

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call anybody a a hypocrite who says we

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haven't seen fouls given for that and

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then amrabat at the end just givs him a

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three goal so I think all three goals

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are really preventable really

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preventable but look we've lost the game

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uh you know there's no point in talking

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about officials this has been going on

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all season it's happened to other clubs

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it's happened to Liverpool it's happened

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to Arsenal we've lost the game and I

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think we've got to look at ourselves as

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well and we do play a ratings Mark every

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player out of 10 six being the average

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um I think the first thing I would say

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is that I said before the game for

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Manchester United to win this game every

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player has to play a seven out of 10 you

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know you're up against the best team in

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the world at their place in a derby if

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you want to win this game every player

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has got to put in at least a seven out

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of 10 in 2008 Manchester United won the

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Champions League and the Premier League

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and we should have won the FA Cup dodgy

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referee indecision against Portsmouth

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knocked us out they went on to win it in

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that season with Rio and vidit and

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Ronaldo and Rooney and TZ and Carrick

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and gigs and skulls and vesar in that

03:09

season at Old Trafford in the February

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we lost 2-1 to Manchester City who had

03:15

the greats of Richard dun diet Haman and

03:19

vasel and benjani scored so you know

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it's not impossible to go and get a

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result in a Manchester Derby away from

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home and we've done it in the past but

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what H what has to happen what has to

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happen is you have to have 11 players

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that play well I actually think that I I

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predicted 2-0 to Man City it finished

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3-1 so I predicted it right I I thought

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Man City would be two goals better than

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us we've not been stuffed five or six

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nil which I don't think was ever going

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to happen some people predicted that I

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don't think it was ever going to happen

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um we've we've lost 3-1 2- nil whatever

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you want to call it but

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absolutely categorically you've got to

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call out some individual players because

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when we do the player ratings not

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everybody got a seven out of 10 and if

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you go into a derby and you can look in

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the mirror and you've not given a seven

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out of 10 then you're responsible I

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thought ten hog got his tactics

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absolutely spot on absolutely spot on we

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are up against a team that has got no

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injuries that can keep the ball all game

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and that was always going to happen we

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needed to be compact we needed to be

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organized and we needed to break well

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and in the first 20 minutes we could

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have been two or 3-0 up rashford scores

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a brilliant goal one-on-one he should

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have done better and then on the back

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post he should have done better for 20

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minutes it was fine they were having a

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lot of the ball we were well organized

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we were breaking well and from 20

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minutes it stopped the defense carried

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on doing its job the Midfield can

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carried on being compact Scott mctom

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disappeared for the whole game Bruno

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Fernandez became the Bruno Fernandez of

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the last month where he just can't

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string a pass together gacho and

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rashford faded out of the game we I

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don't think we constructed a decent

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Breakaway attack after the 20th minute

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and that's why we've lost the game

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because there are bad refereeing

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decisions in there of course there are

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whether we disagree or agree on them I

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think there are I think you know they

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scored straight after the rashford foul

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they scored straight after what should

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have been a penalty and amrabat made a

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big mistake if I'm a Defender I'm fuming

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but I'd also be in the dressing room as

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the manager or as somebody like Rafel

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Varan and I'd say we've worked our ass

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off today I know I've put in a seven out

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of 10 I know Johnny Evans did I know

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Delo did I know Mayu did I know casmiro

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did you [ __ ] didn't you didn't you

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didn't and you didn't you can't come to

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the EAD and defend with you know 18%

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possession and do nothing after 20

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minutes going forward and I'll tell you

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what I sawers have the ball in position

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where we could have played people in and

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you're doing little [ __ ] flick flicks

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and shitty passes that is why we've not

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got something from this game today

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because despite what I thought was some

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ridiculously inconsistently incompetent

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officiating and a Absolut you know am

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rat's done you know I was willing to

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give him a chance I mean that that's

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just I don't know what to say and

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Anthony as well that that that that

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those those two Off the Bench I mean

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look you've got to make substitutes you

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have but [ __ ] hell you know 3121

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makes no difference but 3-1 makes it

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look a lot more convincing than it

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really was 2-1 would have been the right

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score I think based on you know the

06:43

referees of Pratt but 3-1 you know all

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the hard work of the Defenders and the

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Midfield out the window because amrabat

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is [ __ ] useless I mean why does he

06:54

not just boot the kick the ball away but

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um no amongst all all of it I think the

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most important thing that that I would

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say is that there are look there's not

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there's not one five there's not one

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size that fits all here man city are a

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fantastically good footballing side we

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already know this um I've not seen a

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team go to chel uh Man City in a long

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time and you know even make them

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look partially uncomfortable with

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possession so I'm not really bothered

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about that I would have done exactly the

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same tactics that ten hog did and I

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thought it were well for 20 minutes but

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lo and behold again United's big problem

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is we can't get 11 players to play well

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at the same time um they absolutely let

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us down in the front four positions um

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and look I like gacho rashford scored a

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good goal I like Bruno but it's not

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acceptable it's the performance is so

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bad and mctom was really bad but we had

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to play him because you know set pieces

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we knew were going to be important but

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the problem is it's like I almost just

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think I wish we were playing Everton

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tomorrow because there's nothing you can

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do like there isn't anything you can do

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I look at the bench you've got um the

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young Defender you've got Cala you've

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got forson you've got Ahmad you've got

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Kia and then you've got Anthony and

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amrabat who get brought on and they're

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[ __ ] [ __ ] so I'm like it's so

08:24

frustrating and I actually saw somebody

08:27

say you know well it's not acceptable I

08:30

know we've got injuries but it's not

08:32

acceptable we should be doing better

08:33

than that and I'm like but how how are

08:35

we going to do any better than that like

08:38

look at the bench you're talking like oh

08:41

you know we shouldn't pick momy and

08:43

Bruno because we should be picking Mount

08:44

and Erikson Erikson's been rubbish for

08:48

for weeks mount's not fit we've got no

08:51

Strikers we've got no left back I mean

08:54

look if we're being really harsh I think

08:56

it's a foul on rashford but Lindelof has

08:58

got to do a lot better on foden you

09:01

can't let foden cut in and shoot on his

09:03

left foot it's crap defending but it's a

09:06

center back playing at left back I don't

09:08

you know he's got to bring Anthony on

09:10

because gacho is not having a good game

09:12

he's got to take rashford off because

09:13

he's not having a good second half and

09:15

then you've got to bring amrabat on and

09:17

you've got to bring Anthony on and they

09:18

offer absolutely nothing and you can't

09:20

be throwing kids on in a game like that

09:22

it's not fair like the bench is just got

09:24

nothing and and and and you know look I

09:27

think against Fulham it was massively

09:29

disappointing for different reasons it

09:31

was a it was a [ __ ] show but I think

09:33

today I think ten hog tactically

09:35

couldn't have done anything else people

09:37

will talk about possession but then

09:39

they're they're going to pretend that

09:40

Bruno wasn't [ __ ] useless that momy

09:43

wasn't a ghost that gacha and rashford

09:46

really struggled I I watched that second

09:48

half and there was at least five

09:50

occasions where I felt we could have got

09:52

into a position to have a shot and we

09:54

didn't um we were so bad in the final

09:57

third and actually look I don't take any

10:00

comfort in this but it sort of proves

10:03

the point of last week the reason Fulham

10:06

kept breaking on us at Old Trafford was

10:08

because the front four kept giving the

10:10

ball away and then in this game the

10:12

front four kept giving the ball away at

10:14

at some point we've got to look at that

10:16

front four and go they're not keeping

10:19

hold of the ball and taking the pressure

10:21

off the Midfield and the attack and the

10:23

defense they lose the ball all the time

10:26

and and it's so frustrating you can't do

10:28

that the thing that Chelsea did really

10:30

well when they got a draw was that they

10:33

defended well and we did that we

10:35

defended well we did what Chelsea did

10:38

but what Chelsea did on the break was

10:40

they were a threat every time they they

10:42

were clean with the ball they looked

10:44

after the ball they played the right

10:45

passes at the right time and they

10:47

created chances and then they had

10:49

something to hold on to and United were

10:52

trying to hold on with one goal from the

10:55

20th minute it's too long it's way too

10:58

long it should have been 2-1 am rats a

11:00

pratts but it's still too long it's like

11:03

playing the chase we didn't have enough

11:04

in the bank that they weren't going to

11:06

go past us and I I really think that

11:09

United's front four at the moment is a

11:10

massive problem they give the ball away

11:13

too much and it's it's a massive drop

11:16

off without Rasmus in the team it really

11:17

really is um look yeah I mean the the

11:22

the result is really really frustrating

11:24

um you know but I've got to look back

11:26

and say harand should have scored before

11:28

halftime

11:29

um it's it's difficult it's difficult

11:32

and and and when rashford scores that

11:34

goal you think you know maybe we're

11:36

going to get something here um but it

11:38

but it would have been it would have

11:39

been it probably wouldn't have been

11:41

right if we got something because it's a

11:43

little bit like anfield you can't just

11:45

go and get away with it um more than

11:47

once a season and I think we would have

11:49

been getting away with it um but

11:53

honestly I I think this is if I if I'm s

11:56

Jim Radcliffe and I'm watching that as a

11:58

man united fan

12:00

I'm not looking at the manager based on

12:01

that I'm not because it's not to me that

12:04

I don't know what what else he can do I

12:06

I don't know what else he can do with

12:08

the players he's got available I mean as

12:10

I

12:11

say when we when we do the player

12:14

ratings you've got to play well in a

12:17

game like that I think every man City

12:19

player played well every one of them

12:21

played well and half of our team didn't

12:24

play well and look I I applaud the

12:27

efforts I applaud the unity I mean

12:29

that's an improvement I mean if if you

12:31

if you want to take positives from it

12:32

there was a real camaraderie there was a

12:35

real organization and we never at any

12:38

point looked like we were going to

12:39

capitulate like we did at anfield a year

12:41

ago but it's the performance and and I

12:45

just I don't know I I felt rashford

12:48

should have ran at Kyle Walker a few

12:49

times but didn't have the confidence

12:51

because of his pace which is weird

12:52

because rashford's fast I think gacho

12:55

really struggled on that left hand on

12:57

that right hand side as I said Bruno I

13:00

mean look he played a game again there's

13:02

no one else to play but it wasn't good

13:04

and Momin I just I felt he was like

13:07

almost like 10 men apart from set pieces

13:09

like

13:11

rodri he just lost him all the time so

13:14

look it's it's hard at the moment it

13:17

really is hard and it's not going to get

13:20

any easier is it I mean Rasmus is meant

13:22

to be back at the weekend against

13:24

Everton and we need him back but we're

13:28

really we're really

13:29

we're really struggling aren't we like

13:30

we're really struggling and and with

13:32

Liverpool in the cup and you know in the

13:34

league and we've got to play Arsenal in

13:36

the league as well these games are going

13:38

to be really tough when we come up

13:39

against well organized teams at the top

13:40

of the league um but I do still hark

13:45

back to the fact that we were well

13:47

organized at the back and we were

13:49

compact and we didn't really concede

13:52

many good chances apart from the Harland

13:54

goal and then obviously the the the

13:56

foden goal the second one I think an AR

13:58

should save it the first one is a

14:00

brilliant goal but Lindelof is naive and

14:03

the third goal is a mistake by amrabat

14:05

so I thought we defended well I think as

14:07

an attacking unit we give away the ball

14:10

too much we don't take care of the ball

14:12

and I'm tired of saying it I'm tired of

14:14

saying it it was the same against Fulham

14:16

it was the same against forest and it

14:17

was the same today the same players not

14:20

looking after the ball when we look

14:22

after the ball like we did in the first

14:24

20 minutes we were creating chances and

14:27

then just completely stops I don't know

14:29

why um Ben says D was our best player uh

14:32

rajer says the game changed when Evans

14:34

came off and the defense lost the shape

14:36

Mayu came off not MCC Casper led to

14:38

Midfield being overrun says Raja let's

14:40

be real there was no scenario where we

14:42

beat City key players missing in action

14:44

this is the best we could hope for a lot

14:45

of mistakes but alas next time says

14:47

press amrabat was City's best player I

14:50

mean I just I Jalal you I was fuming I

14:55

was absolutely fuming um it's it's just

14:59

look you want players to do well but we

15:02

spend a lot of time but we spend a lot

15:04

of time and we passionately invest in

15:06

our team just kick the [ __ ] ball out

15:10

like in a game like it's it's

15:12

unforgivable that just absolutely pissed

15:15

me off um Eric tenh har came in to the

15:18

game with a plan but the players let him

15:20

down says Alec rashford cannot stay down

15:22

got to come back hit there says Daniel

15:26

um add that to the list of charges

15:27

against them 116 says Dar in my opinion

15:30

doing the basics right today beat

15:31

Hollywood flicks and passes says Reagan

15:33

yeah I just I just don't think our

15:34

attack performed very well it's not a